AELP lobbies on behalf of its members to represent their views. Our main purpose is to lobby for government funded skills and employment programmes that increase work force productivity and improve social mobility.

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All Media and PR enquiries should be directed to Aidan Relf, Director of Public Affairs at [email protected] or 07710 305182.

AELP welcomes new Commons committee inquiry on apprenticeships and skills

Date published: 16.11.2017

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At the Skills Show today, Robert Halfon MP, chair of the Education select committee in the House of Commons, announced a new committee inquiry into the quality of apprenticeships and skills training

Latest government-commissioned employer survey should kill off ‘too many poor quality providers’ myth once and for all

Date published: 20.10.2017

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The DfE has published today its annual FE Choices survey of employer satisfaction with the training offered by providers of all types. 99% of the employers surveyed are offering apprenticeships and the survey is the latest in a long line showing high satisfaction with the quality and flexibility of provision delivered by independent training providers.

Canvas is a new AELP Patron

Date published: 19.10.2017

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Canvas have chosen to become a patron of AELP because they recognise that like themselves, members of AELP want to deliver skills and training that will help learners gain employment. Canvas is dedicated to providing organisations with a VLE that can help them deliver an engaging educational experience which delivers learner success. Joanne Patterson, Director - EMEA Marketing at Canvas, said: “Becoming a patron of AELP will enable us collaborate with employers and learning providers to

61% Fall in Apprenticeships: Time for Action

Date published: 17.10.2017

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See below the advertorial AELP placed in FE Week with three immediate recommended actions for DfE ministers

Important update on Adult Education Budget (AEB) run-down contract value for 1 November 2017 to 31 July 2018

Date published: 29.09.2017

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AEB providers will be receiving a letter today from the ESFA via Bravo following the AEB tender’s over-subscription and subsequent awards. This letter is very specifically relating to non-priority provision ensuring that those that had non priority delivery will get the same 75% as those that failed in the tender process - and it is the extension of existing contracts.

Lords debate: AELP’s recommendations on improving digital skills

Date published: 07.09.2017

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Called by Lastminute.com co-founder Martha Lane-Fox, the House of Lords is debating ‘Improving digital understanding at all levels of UK society’ on 7 September.

AELP statement on latest ESFA ‘clarification’ on non-levy apprenticeship ITT

Date published: 01.09.2017

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In the light of the updates issued by the ESFA last night in relation to the non-levy apprenticeship ITT, AELP CEO Mark Dawe has made the following statement:

ESFA notification of AEB outcomes

Date published: 25.08.2017

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SFA have confirmed that existing providers who did not participate or who were unsuccessful in the recent AEB procurement will be notified of the value of their November 2017 to July 2018 contract extension next week (w/c 29 August).

AELP statement on Learndirect’s Ofsted report

Date published: 17.08.2017

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Commenting on today’s publication by Ofsted of its inspection report on Learndirect, AELP CEO Mark Dawe said:

Vacancy for a Finance Officer

Date published: 09.08.2017

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We are looking to appoint a Finance Officer to work within a small team based in Bradley Stoke. The successful candidate will provide support to the Director of Finance and AELP management. Salary: circa £25,500pa

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